Fossler Family History

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Fossler Name Meaning

South German: derogatory nickname or term of abuse, from an agent noun based on Middle High German votze(l) ‘vulva’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Fessler, Fassler, Rossler, Ostler, Forster, Kessler, Bosler, Mosser

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Fossler Family Origin

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Fossler Family Occupations

What did your Fossler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fossler family was Cigar Store. The most common Fossler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Fossler's were Farmers. Farmer, Miller and Carriage Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fossler.

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  • Farmer

  • Miller

  • Carriage Maker

  • Cigar Store


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fossler ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fossler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fossler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fossler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Fossler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fossler. For the veterans among your Fossler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fossler Life Expectancy

What is the average Fossler lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Fossler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Fossler in 1958 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fossler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fossler ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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